21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Symmetry in Flight

This Tern had its back turned towards me as it surveyed the water below for a potential catch. It had been a foggy morning and there was still a haze in the air as the day began to clear up. The Terns had been busy, dipping, diving and fighting over fish. I just happened to catch this one from a photographer's least favorite angle: behind!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Oceanville, New Jersey, United States of America
Copyright: © Hilary Vadner